Movie : Kattapanayile Hrithik Roshan
Nadirsha’s second Directorial Kattapanayile Hrithik Roshan(KHR as called) had a Golden run at the kerala box office inspite of the hurdles caused by demonetization.As per sources closes to the production house the movie grossed a whooping 22crore at kerala box office alone with a share of 8.5cr. The movie also completed over 100 days and 21000 shows at the kerala box office alone making it the third in the list of most shows played by a movie in kerala.The movie also collected 2crores from cochin multiplexes alone.The movie performed its best in Cochin Area followed by Travancore and Malabar.
The movie was scripted by Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Bibin George who made debut through Nadirsha’s directorial debut Amar Akbar Antony that Starred Prithviraj, Indrajith and Jayasurya in the lead. It had collected a whooping 50crore at the world wide box office.
This opened to positive reviews among neutral audiences and had great occupancies from day 1 itself. Nadirshah factor and massive release helped it to gross almost 1.5cr on day 1 and it is also the Highest number on day 1 for non-main hero movie.
Interestingly Vishnu himself played the lead in KHR, his first as a lead. The movie had Dharmajan, Prayaga Martin and Maheshinte Prathikaram Fame Lijo Mol in the star cast. The movie was co-produced by Janapriya Nayakan Dileep.
Theatre Strike actually helped it to have this many shows as it covered X-mas Season as well as theatres had no other Choice but to run this movie since no new Malayalam release happened for a month.
Kattapanayile Hrithik Roshan was released on November 18,2016 amidst demonetization brought in by Govt.of India , yet could cash in its maximum due to its positive word of mouth in social media.